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The Caxton Club brings together a diversified group of authors, binders, collectors, conservators, dealers, designers, editors, librarians, publishers, scholars, and other interested individuals; into a community who share a love of books and provides them a forum to learn about their history, production, and preservation; to heighten their appreciation of outstanding content, design and production; and to share in the joys of fine books.

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Upcoming Caxton events

    • 03/20/2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Union League Club
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    John Crichton will share with us the story of Anton Roman and his Midas touch. Coming to California from Bavaria in 1849, Roman found gold and traded that success to become one of the most prosperous booksellers in the American West. Soon he was one of its most distinguished publishers, releasing the early works of Bret Harte, Mark Twain, and many others who migrated to California during its formative years. Through his publications Roman promoted the resources and culture of California, taking its story East and romanticizing and mythologizing the Golden State in America’s imagination. John has his own Golden State bookshop, The Brick Row Book Shop in San Francisco, and is Chair of the Board of Directors of Rare Book School. He has been the president of the Antiquarian Bookseller’s Association of America and the Book Club of California and vice president of the Bibliographical Society of America.

    March Dinner: Union League Club, 65 West Jackson. The evening will follow this order: Social gathering 5-6 pm; program at 6 pm; dinner immediately to follow. Program is free and open to the public. Beverages available for $6-$12. Three-course dinner: $63.00. Reservations are required for either the program only or the dinner/program combination. Reservations must be received no later than NOON, Monday, March 18. Payment will be required for dinner reservations cancelled after that time and for no-shows. To reserve call 312-255-3710 or e-mail caxtonclub@newberry.org.

    • 04/17/2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Union League Club
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    Eric White, Curator of Rare Books at the Princeton University Library, will discuss his latest book Editio Princeps: A History of the Gutenberg Bible. For his work Dr. White was awarded the DeLong Book History Prize given annually to the author of the best book on any aspect of script or print published in the preceding year. Among its achievements his handsomely-illustrated book traces the ownership history of every known copy of Gutenberg’s Bible. A limited number of copies of the book will be available for sale and signing for $125 each. Dr. White has specialized in early European printing and joined Princeton in 2015 after 18 years as Curator of Special Collections at Southern Methodist University.


    April Dinner: Union League Club, 65 West Jackson. The evening will follow this order: Social gathering 5-6 pm; program at 6 pm; dinner immediately to follow. Program is free and open to the public. Beverages available for $6-$12. Three-course dinner: $63.00. Reservations are required for either the program only or the dinner/program combination. Reservations must be received no later than NOON, Monday, April 15. Payment will be required for dinner reservations cancelled after that time and for no-shows. To reserve call 312-255-3710 or e-mail caxtonclub@newberry.org.

    • 04/25/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • City Lit Books 2523 North Kedzie Boulevard Chicago, Illinois 60647
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